I am deeply susceptible to getting distracted by a side mission. This is in part why I never found the Thief, Warrior and Mage stones in Skyrim and had to eventually wind back around when I found out I missed something. I have a bad tendency to wander off the path, and in theory given that I have played through all of this content before… I should be able to maintain more focus. However that has not been the case and I keep going off on tangents, like my most recent one of farming Diablos over and over trying to get the pieces for it’s rank 7 hammer. At this point I need Majestic Horns… which you only get if you manage to break both of the horns. I need a lot of these… some for the Hammer and some for the shoulders as well that grant two ranks of slugger. The biggest problem I am running into is that Majestic Horns don’t appear to be 100% drop if you break both horns, and instead there is a consolation item that I keep getting.
Additionally I am going to need a ton of parts from Black Diablos so I have been trying to focus on the quest where you hunt both at the same time. I need 3 Black Spiral Horn+ which I assume also comes from breaking Black Diablos horns… and I need one more of the Black Diablos Carapace which seems to drop more frequently. Thankfully I already have the Wyvern Gem needed to craft the weapon so I won’t be stalled out waiting for that to happen. So last night I spent pretty much the entire night jumping into SOS Roulette with various groups, fighting a bunch of Diablos… focusing on trying to break the horns… while watching Ozark season 2 on Netflix on my second monitor. All in all it was a good night… even though Ozark in general gives me some massive anxiety since there is a bunch of stuff that just aint right going on with that show.
In theory tonight will be more of the same. I crafted the highest pre-Nergigante metal hammer available because it had a cheap enough material cost, and I figured at some point I could upgrade it into the Nergi hammer if I so choose. It serves as a decent replacement for the Zorah hammer I had been using until this point. At some point I need to sort out what I actually want my armor set to look like, given that I am gearing for completely different stats as hammer than I would normally as Longsword. I also really need to farm a bunch of Nergi to get parts so I can craft the final step of that Longsword after I down Xeno’Jiiva. Right now I just don’t have the patience to take on Xeno since I really don’t like doing that fight solo… because it seems to take so freaking long. At some point I will force myself through it so I can at least start moving up my Hunter Rank again.